López de Heredia’s Viña Tondonia Reserva consistently delivers some of the best bang for buck in fine wine. It is one of the oldest and most traditional wineries in Rioja and is known for its commitment to producing high-quality wines using traditional methods, remaining resolutely ‘old school’ in the ever-modernising world of Rioja .
The winery was founded in 1877 by Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta and has remained under the control and ownership of the López de Heredia family for four generations. The winery remains a bastion of tradition and classical winemaking including extended aging, usually well beyond the legal requirements for the region. The estate owns significant vineyard holdings in the Rioja region, including the renowned Tondonia vineyard.
Viña Tondonia is, nowadays, something of a cult wine, maintaining an idiosyncratic style along with sensible pricing and great ability to age, and remains a marvellous addition to the cellar for all collectors and drinkers.
“Powerful with the finesse of Tondonia”, do let me know if you would like to secure a case or two. We are very pleased to offer:
2011 Viña Tondonia Reserva, Lopez de Heredia
GBP 162 per case (6*75cl OC) in bond
94 points Luis Gutierrez
The 2011 Viña Tondonia Reserva is darker and shows riper fruit, a rounder palate and some dusty tannins. A year of ripeness, concentration and tannin, the wine is powerful with the finesse of Tondonia. Tasting this next to the textbook 2010 Tondonia revealed how this has more muscle and a wider back and the 2010 epitomizes the finesse and elegance. 270,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2019.
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